The Nebular Variables

The Nebular Variables

International Series of Monographs in Natural Philosophy

1st Edition - January 1, 1974

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  • Author: John S. Glasby
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483157610

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The Nebular Variables focuses on the nebular variables and their characteristics. Discussions are organized by type of nebular variable, namely, RW Aurigae stars, T Orionis stars, T Tauri stars, and peculiar nebular objects. Topics range from light variations of the stars to their spectroscopic and physical characteristics, spatial distribution, interaction with nebulosity, and evolutionary features. This volume is divided into four sections and consists of 25 chapters, the first of which provides general information on nebular variables, including their stellar associations and their classification into three distinct groups: RW Aurigae, T Orionis and T Tauri variables. These three groups of nebular variables are examined in more detail in the chapters that follow in terms of their light variations, spatial distribution, interaction with nebulosity, and spectroscopic, physical, and evolutionary characteristics. Visual and photoelectric light curves, mass loss determined spectroscopically, luminosities, and stellar radii are considered. The book also explores the possibility that some of the nebulae associated with certain nebular variables have evolved from a protoplanetary disc of material consisting of both gas and solid matter. Peculiar nebular variables such as the long period variable R Aquarii, Herbig-Haro objects, symbiotic variables, and infrared stars are analyzed as well. This book is written primarily for students and teachers of astronomy.

Table of Contents

  • List of Plates




    1. General Information on Nebular Variables

    Part I RW Aurigae Variables

    2. Light variations of RW Aurigae Stars

    3. Spectroscopic Characteristics

    4. Physical Characteristics of RW Aurigae Stars

    5. Spatial Distribution

    6. Interaction with Nebulosity

    7. Evolutionary Characteristics

    Part II T Orionis Variables

    8. Light Variations of T Orionis Stars

    9. Spectroscopic Characteristics

    10. Physical Characteristics of T Orionis Stars

    11. Spatial Distribution

    12. Interaction with Nebulosity

    13. Evolutionary Characteristics

    Part III T Tauri Variables

    14. Light Variations in T Tauri Stars

    15. Spectroscopic Characteristics

    16. Physical Characteristics of T Tauri Stars

    17. Spatial Distribution

    17. Interaction with Nebulosity

    19. Evolutionary Characteristics

    20. Evidence of Protoplanetary Systems

    Part IV Peculiar Nebular Variables

    21. R Aquarii

    22. Herbig-Haro Objects

    23. Symbiotic Variables

    24. Peculiar Nebular Objects

    25. Infrared Stars

    Variable Star Index

    Name Index

    Subject Index

    Other Titles in the Series Natural Philosophy

Product details

  • No. of pages: 220
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1974
  • Published: January 1, 1974
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483157610

About the Author

John S. Glasby

About the Editor

D. Ter Haar

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